Policy development

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Volunteer Now)

Volunteer Now was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), to develop this publication, which contains minimum standards of best practice and guidance f

Trustee expenses and payments (Charity Commission)

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has available on their website a number of resources regarding remuneration of trustees (i.e.

Flowchart: the management committee's role in policy development (NCVO)

Click on the attached file to download a flowchart of the role the management committee should play in the development of policy in order to carry out their responsibilities.

Example staff policies and procedures (Youthnet)

Example staff policies and procedures are available to download as Word documents from Youthnet NI's website.

These policies have been provided to promote the development of good practice within the voluntary youth sector.  They are available to download and use in your own setting.

Remember! Always ensure that example documents are tailored to meet the needs of your own organisation.

 

Good Employment Guide (NICVA)

This ten-chapter guide provides practical information and guidance on employment of staff from recruitment through to termination of employment.  Published by NICVA.

How to develop policies and procedures

Policy development involves identifying need, gathering information, drafting, consulting and review.

What policies do you need to develop?

The need for policy development needs to be kept under constant review. Organisations need to consider both internal and external policies required by the organisation. 

Policy development

Management Committees need to develop organisational policies in order to implement the strategic aims and priorities of the organisation.

Managing risk

The management committee/board should understand and regularly review the risks to which the organisation is subject and take action to manage the risks identified.

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